skip to content1
Just a heads up, our Online and Mobile Banking will be offline for scheduled maintenance between 12:00 am to 8:00 am Sunday, 22nd of May 2022.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Scam Alert: New Zealanders are being targeted by phone scammers. Don’t let anyone who calls you unexpectedly encourage you to install software to provide access to your device. Click here to find out more.

We are experiencing some issues with the Rabobank Online Savings mobile app which means it is unavailable for some Apple users.
Rabobank
 

Keep your bananas in their own bowl

It might sound bananas, but some fruit that comes into close contact with this bananas will ripen faster than normal. That’s because bananas produce ethylene gas (C2H4) which acts as a plant hormone. Plants contain genes, called ETR1 and CTR1, which regulate other genes involved with growth, ageing and cell death.

When ethylene gas is present, those genes ETR1 and CTR1 are shut off. This allows some of those other genes to swing into action, and speed up the ripening process.

Bananas produce only moderate levels of ethylene but apples, pears and melons are so sensitive to the hormone that it has a powerful effect on their ripening. These foods also produce ethylene gas while ripening:

  • Bananas
  • Avocados
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupes
  • Peaches
  • Pears

Tip: Keep them away from ethylene-sensitive produce like potatoes, apples, leafy greens, berries and peppers and they’ll last longer.

 

Source Luis Villazon, ScienceFocus.com (https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/why-do-bananas-make-fruit-ripen-faster/)

Source: Healthline.com (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/reduce-food-waste)

Rabobank New Zealand Tips and Tricks

 

Rabobank tips and tricks

Together we can waste less and save more.

GET MORE TIPS

Rabobank Online Savings

 

Rabobank Online Savings

100% of your deposits help fund Kiwi farmers and food producers.

LEARN MORE

Rabobank New Zealand Food Waste

 

Rabobank New Zealand Food Waste

Together we can reduce food waste and save more.

LEARN MORE